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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:14 AM

So it's seems that the RWNJ's have finally taken over the Discussionist board.

Most progressives and liberals are hidden at will for little or nothing, while the Cons spew practically whatever they want. Appeals and reviews go unanswered and by looking at the thread titles in Politics and News, there seems to be only a scant few that are not RW Freeper insanity.

I realize that many view Discussionist as a toilet, but it is a DU sponsored board and it's a shame to see it made into a mockery by the lowest of the low.

I sometimes wonder how long this embarrassment will continue?



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Reply So it's seems that the RWNJ's have finally taken over the Discussionist board. (Original post)
hadEnuf Jun 2017 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2017 #1
onecaliberal Jun 2017 #11
anneboleyn Jun 2017 #15
nikibatts Jun 2017 #21
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2017 #2
NCTraveler Jun 2017 #3
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #6
NCTraveler Jun 2017 #8
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #9
NCTraveler Jun 2017 #13
Orrex Jun 2017 #20
NCTraveler Jun 2017 #24
Gothmog Jun 2017 #62
Cha Jun 2017 #51
Wounded Bear Jun 2017 #4
Billy Jingo Jun 2017 #5
TreasonousBastard Jun 2017 #7
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #12
TheBlackAdder Jun 2017 #10
Gothmog Jun 2017 #63
Kali Jun 2017 #14
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #22
Kali Jun 2017 #25
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #26
Kali Jun 2017 #43
beaglelover Jun 2017 #46
Orrex Jun 2017 #16
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #23
Aristus Jun 2017 #17
HughBeaumont Jun 2017 #18
Leith Jun 2017 #19
Hoyt Jun 2017 #27
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #28
SQUEE Jun 2017 #29
Hoyt Jun 2017 #31
SQUEE Jun 2017 #32
Hoyt Jun 2017 #34
SQUEE Jun 2017 #41
geek tragedy Jun 2017 #30
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #35
geek tragedy Jun 2017 #36
pintobean Jun 2017 #45
seaglass Jun 2017 #33
Gothmog Jun 2017 #37
brokephibroke Jun 2017 #39
brokephibroke Jun 2017 #38
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #40
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #47
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #49
AgadorSparticus Jun 2017 #42
Blaukraut Jun 2017 #44
La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2017 #48
Warren DeMontague Jun 2017 #53
Hong Kong Cavalier Jun 2017 #59
MrScorpio Jun 2017 #50
Hekate Jun 2017 #55
Gothmog Jun 2017 #64
Warren DeMontague Jun 2017 #52
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #56
Warren DeMontague Jun 2017 #57
Hekate Jun 2017 #54
Warren DeMontague Jun 2017 #58
Foamfollower Jun 2017 #60
JI7 Jun 2017 #61

Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:18 AM

1. I doubt most DUers have gone over there for years. I know I haven't

as it has long been as you describe. It does disappoint me, but guess it is Skinner's ultimate decision.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:37 AM

11. I never did after hearing folks here talk about it

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:49 AM

15. Me either - I've never visited it as from all I've heard here it didn't sound like my cup of tea

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:25 AM

21. The BOTS are taking over. Realize!

 

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:20 AM

2. I took a look at it shortly after it first opened,

and have never been back again. Once was enough.

And from what I've occasionally heard about it, I agree that it's a shame it's sponsored by DU.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:20 AM

3. "I sometimes wonder how long this embarrassment will continue? "

 

Haven't been there since it was first created. Therefore it is not an embarrassment to me as it is to you.

Then again, I don't often feel personally embarrassed for people I don't know or read.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:25 AM

6. It's not an embarrasment to me personally.

Allowing RWNJ's to ruin a board connected to DU is the point.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:28 AM

8. They haven't ruined DU.

 

At all.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:36 AM

9. Of course not.

Most of them were instantly booted from here a long time ago.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:39 AM

13. "Most of them"

 

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:21 AM

20. You know I can tell when you're talking about me, right?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:31 AM

24. I keep a close eye out for people...

 

who show their babushka's in public.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:26 PM

62. LOL

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Response to Orrex (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 11:46 PM

51. lol

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:21 AM

4. I joined for a while...

but when I had a computer crash that axed some of my passwords, I didn't try to go back.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:21 AM

5. It has been a troll site for some time, now

 

It is cool to read Russian propaganda, though.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:28 AM

7. I've been over there and had some fun, but it's an uphill battle...

Post that the sky is blue and at least three wingnuts will argue that there's a cloud in the northwest so you're an ignorant liberal.

After a while, it just wears you down. They have unlimited time and energy. Either they're all unemployed, or they're paid to post. Could be bots, too. One guy has admitted on another board that he posts there under four names.

The simple truth is that it's a game that is not worth playing. There is no prize, and you don't even learn anything new. Just a blaze of insults.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:38 AM

12. Very true.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:36 AM

10. Should be a good place to pick up newly hatched conspiracies and talking points. I can't stomach it.

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One has to put themselves in the mindset of a severely ignorant and uneducated 12-year-old first.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:29 PM

63. I had never heard of anti-fa, Seth Rich or the Evelyn Farkas without that site

These idiots are glad to post the latest conspiracy theories from RWNJ websites. It is really sad but funny.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:47 AM

14. I am FFR over there.

I enjoy playing with the wingers and morons. There are even a couple righties that can be civil and I particularly miss being able to chat with them. One is in the hospital right now and I wish I could post something to cheer him up or at least a hang-in-there bit of encouragement.

The funny thing is the 5 hides that got me in this position were mostly lame snarky replies to random threads. Not one of the 5 had anything to do with the idiot troll I usually get into it with (and that most of my hides both here and over there usually came from).

Burns my ass a little! To get tossed off that site with only 2 ever time-outs and that twit who has been on more vacations than anybody and had more hidden posts gets to stay? Sheesh!

I miss being able to post EarlG's Pic of the Moments over there. Fun to watch them swarm attack and be completely unable to discuss or refute the point.

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:27 AM

22. And that's what I mean by the RWNJ's taking over.

They seem to have a lock on the jury system there to shut down any opposing posts they don't like, effectively allowing them to "run" the place. There is very little discussion anymore, it's just a RW echo chamber.

The Right is known for ruining boards by doing stuff like this and I just think it's kind of embarrassing to allow it to continue.

(On edit: I'm not saying it should be shut down, just fixed a bit)

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:33 AM

25. yeah, I guess.

Fits in with the whole "shitting in our nest" world view many of them have. My way or ruin it for everyone.

Poor insulated delicate flowers that can't handle a little push-back.

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Response to Kali (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:35 AM

26. "Poor insulated delicate flowers that can't handle a little push-back."

Yes, and that's why they have to cheat and rig everything.

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:37 PM

43. message for mountain douche

you can't alert when you are flagged. god you are such an unfunny moron.

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Response to Kali (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 09:55 AM

46. He really SUCKS doesn't he??? LOL!!!!!!

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:51 AM

16. I thought Discussionist was a support group for out-of-control coprophages

So, I was right?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:31 AM

23. In many cases I think you are correct.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:54 AM

17. I lasted a couple of days after registering my DU user name (so no one else could use it)

and then quit. Haven't been back there in a couple of years. Life is too short...

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:54 AM

18. "Finally taken over"

Discussionist has been an AnCap/small gubmint nutjob shithouse from jump. Randroids from all sides of Galt's Gulch pollute that place.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:11 AM

19. I Stopped Going After the November Hacking

I look in every month or so just to verify that it is still the vermin infested shithole it always has been.

It is.

Life is too short to make oneself the target of obnoxious schoolyard bullies, so I didn't sign up again.

I've suggested several times that it be shut down. I really don't understand why it hasn't been.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:03 PM

27. Proud to have been banned from the Discussionist for calling ignorant white wing racists, just that.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:21 PM

28. Good for you!

You always did seem to get under their..scales.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 04:41 PM

29. I am certain it was actually for using a sock.

Right?

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 04:44 PM

31. No Squee, the "sock" was to get back one more time after I had already been banned to tell you guys

goodbye.


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Response to Hoyt (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 04:54 PM

32. So it is true.

And one post huh?

yes that is worth

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:34 PM

34. Yes, Sqee, I felt it my obligation to tell ignorant white wing racists to go screw themselves.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:04 PM

41. okie dokie.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 04:43 PM

30. Storing trolls off-site makes a lot of sense. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:35 PM

35. Sure it makes sense to keep the lowlife riff-raff out of a dedicated democratic forum like DU.

But allowing the Cons to flood Discussionist, hijack the jury system and then railroad practically every opposing poster out the door sure isn't helping those who want to fight the good fight over there.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:00 PM

36. the good fight isn't over there. it's a bad, stupid, time-wasting fight nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 07:20 AM

45. Lol. DU is swarming with trolls.

 

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 04:54 PM

33. I pop in once a month or so and it bores me to tears. The only value there is the entertainment

value of darkangel getting her ass handed to her.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:09 PM

37. The conservatives on that board are amusing

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 08:34 PM

39. Yeah, if you like watching third graders and foreign trolls...

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 08:33 PM

38. It has become a romper room for CONS

No discussion, just name calling, talking point regurgitation and childishness. And as pointed out, a hyjacked jury system used to eliminate the sane.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 08:42 PM

40. It became a honeypot

for some of the filth that would infest DU but now it's become a more modern version of RimJob's FReeper site.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:57 PM

47. It was also good for people who wanted to take the fight to them

and confront their bullshit face to face in a somewhat fair forum, vs. going to their filthy RW controlled forums where any opposing voice is instantly banned.

But yes, unfortunately Discussionist has now become a RW run forum like FreakRepublik.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #47)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 01:10 PM

49. Well yeah

it started out as a more "open, free-wheeling" political forum that was not restricted to "support of the Democratic Party" (which is what the TOS for DU states). However there is a certain type of person, IMHO, who can live off of or even thrive on a steady stream of foaming-at-the-mouth anger and vile hatred, and that gets reflected in posts that eschew "discussion" and devolve into name-calling.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:34 PM

42. I took a peek over there and it was like FR. I made a beeline for the for the door

I left before before I could get slimed on. Yuck!!

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 11:46 PM

44. If I had convictions, I wouldn't host a board like that - but that's just me

Other people have different priorities, or they don't care where the advertising dollars come from.

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:59 PM

48. +1

 

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 11:52 PM

53. And yet, here you are.

Supporting "those kinds" of people, no?

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #44)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:30 AM

59. +1

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 11:43 PM

50. Yeah, the wingers there are almost as bad as the goatfuckers in the "Cave."

They're not quite as bad with the goatfuckery, for sure, but it does look as if they're started to get comfortable with sheepfuckery and are working their way down from there.

I can't remember the last time I posted there, but I seriously doubt that I'd ever have reason to go back.

I've already got from that site what I've wanted.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #50)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:15 AM

55. Clearly it's been a way to separate the sheep from the goats, poor things

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #50)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:32 PM

64. You had some great threads on DI

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 11:48 PM

52. Ask the administrators.

No, seriously. Here you go.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1259

Bear in mind that people have been stomping their feet and "demanding" that that place be shut down, since the first week it opened.

Personally, I found its entertainment value ran out pretty quickly, and no, I don't have any desire to waste my time arguing with far right trolls.

That said, I also don't give a shit if the admins of this place want to let DU's rejects run up ad revenue for them over there.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #52)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:16 AM

56. It was kinda funny for a while to listen to the rejects' whining about getting the boot

...but that shit got old really quick.

I get the part about making ad revenue, but I'm not convinced it's a great idea to give the racist shitstains a soapbox to spew garbage they are obviously too scared shitless to say publicly for fear of getting their asses handed to them.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #56)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:26 AM

57. I'm not gonna pretend to know what varietals of ugly gibberish are being spewed there, now

Most people spotted my handle pretty quickly over there.. im obvious, lol-- but i dont even think ive reset my password so i think im locked out. Not banned, just not interested enough to fix it.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:06 AM

54. Can't even remember the name I registered under. It was fun for about 2 minutes.

Not my decision to create it, not my problem if it continues to exist in its little alt-universe.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #54)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:27 AM

58. That is identical to my take.

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:32 AM

60. And nearly taken over this board masquerading as liberals.

 

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Response to hadEnuf (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:33 AM

61. it's about making money. and you would be better off setting up a table and registering voters

than any time spent there if your goal is to help real life politics.

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